"LLANDYVRÎOG (LLAN-DYVRÎOG), a parish in the hundred of TROEDYRAUR, county of CARDIGAN, SOUTH WALES, 1 1/2mile (E.) from Newcastle- Emlyn containing 854 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Tyvriog, an eminent British saint who lived towards the close of the sixth century, is pleasantly situated on the northern bank of the river Teivy, and on the turnpike road from Newcastle-Emlyn to Lampeter....." [From Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833]



Monumental inscriptions for Llandyfrïog: [Sant Tyfrïog, Bryngwenith]. are available on microfiche from Dyfed FHS


Church History

Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants

  • Llandyfriog Parish Church Isaac Hughes, Vicar

        Parish entry for Llandyfriog with Llanfair Trelygen from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

        • St Tygwydd & (Church in ruins, Llanfair Trelygen)
        • Incumbent and Curates; D R Enoch
        • Rural Deanery of Sub Aeron
        • Acreage 2,891 & 650 ; Population 316

            St Tyfriog church - photograph on Dyfed FHS

            Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

            • The church and cemetery at Llandyfriog  

            See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Tyfriog's Church

              The parish church of Llanfair Trelygen was disused from the beginning of the C19. The Parish Register and Bishop's Transcripts are included in those of Llandyfriog.

              Butler, L. A. S. The consecration of Llandyfrïog Church in 1717 .Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales 27 (1990), p. 60-9


              Church Records

              See Notes on Church/Chapel Records page

              Parish Register;
              Baptisms 1725-1812 with gaps, 1813-1973. Marriages 1725-1971 [Banns 1835-66, 1893-5, 1918-83]. Burials 1725-1869 with gaps, 1869-1955 NLW/Cer.RO
              Copy typescripts PR CB 1725-1812 M 1725-1837 NLW
              Bishops Transcripts;
              1676, 1680, 1682, 1686, 1703, 1799-1803, 1805-12, 1819-20, 1823-58, 1861-74 NLW

              See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

              I.G.I; Baptisms 1799-1874

              Nonconformist Chapels; None


              Description & Travel

              The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., by Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. These statistics for this parish or chapelry are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

              • Area 2867 acres; Population 434 males, 525 females, total 959
                      Evans, Gruffydd. Story of Newcastle Emlyn and Atpar to 1531. Cymmrodor; Calvinistic Methodist, 32, 1922, p. 58-170.

                      Lewis, R. LL. Love of Atpar. Welsh Gazette, June 17, 1937

                      You can see pictures of Llandyfriog which are provided by:



                      Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1830. Extracts relating to Newcastle-in-Emlyn and Atpar

                      Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895 for Llandyfriog parish


                      Emigration & Immigration

                      The Trail to Silverton [Powell family of Llandyfriog and Newcastle-Emlyn]. Dyfed Family History Society journal Dec 1994, Vol 5, number 2, pages 84-86. And Return to Silverton . Dyfed Family History Society journal 5/9 April 1997, p 370.


                      The transcription of the section for Llandyfriog from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

                      Description of the parish of Llandyfriog from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

                      Descriptions of Townships in Llandyfriog parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis



                      Evans,Gruffydd. The Story of Newcastle Emlyn and Atpar to 1531, with a concluding survey. Cymmrodorion, 1923

                      Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush.(1783-1848) The History and Antiquities of the county of Cardigan. Collected from the few remaining documents which have escaped the ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Longman: London ,1810. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan ... to which are now added a parliamentary history, list of High Sheriffs, some notes on the present county families, &c., &c. repr. Brecon: 1907. This 1907 print has now been reprinted. The brief section relating to this parish is on pages 187/8; the four last incumbents of the Church were Rev Mr David Richards, Rev Mr Griffiths, Rev Mr Theo Howels and Rev Mr John Williams. There is a section on the Cilgwyn estate, and also on Atpar (that part of Newcastle Emlyn which is in Cardiganshire).


                      Land & Property

                      Held at the NLW ;

                      • Cilgwyn. Records of the Cilgwyn estate in the counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke[and in Paddington, Middlesex], and the families of Lloyd, Hall and Fitzwilliams ,1509-1936. Also records of the Newquay Harbour Co and Llandyssul Market Co, 1834-1900.


                      Map of the parish of Llandyfriog in the County of Cardigan  - on the People's Collection Wales site

                      Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

                      You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN326421 (Lat/Lon: 52.051854, -4.443197), Llandyfriog which are provided by:


                      Names, Geographical

                      Places, villages, farms etc within Llandyfriog as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)

                      • Llandyfriog (93); Adpar (village); Afon Teifi; Allt-yr-Esgob; Blaen-cil-llech; Blaenant; Bryn-dioddef-isaf; Castell Henllys; Cilgwyn; Llain; Llandyfriog (village); Llwch-yr-hal; Old Cilgwyn; Pen-walk; Perth-y-fedwen; Plas-newydd; Pont-Ceri; Pwll-yr-haiarn; Sychpant; Wern-fach;

                            Public Records

                            Held at the NLW ;

                            • In the Cilgwyn estate papers of the families of Lloyd, Hall and Fitzwilliams are records for the borough of Adpar, c 1670-1832.

                            Held at Ceredigion Archives;

                            • Llandyfriog Community Council Records 1974-1997